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's possible use of chemical weapons. >> brown: then, we examine the use of a one-drug lethal injection on a prisoner last night in texas-- the state that executes more convicts than any other. >> suarez: as delegates arrive in washington for an international aids conference, we have two progress reports: gwen ifill gets an update from the director of the united nations program on aids. >> brown: and we assess the epidemic here in our nation's capital, where the infection rate is the highest in the country. >> we have people who will be tested repeatedly in hopes that one of those tests will be negative so that they can say i don't have h.i.v. we have people who think they can pray their h.i.v. away. >> suarez: plus, as part of his ongoing series, hari sreenivasan talks with native americans about the search for solutions to the effects of climate change on their tribal lands. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home
and materials. >> laura, thank you for joining us. >> great to be with you. >> we are trying to let folks know what happened at this big nuclear security summit that was just in seoul, korea. how do you assess what happened there? >> i thought it was a really great moment of coming together of 58 global leaders looking at the various issues of nuclear security. this was a concept invented by president obama in his speech in product in 2009. the first was held in the u.s. in 2010. two years later, we have gathered even more leaders together to focus on the seriousness of the risk of terrorism, the vulnerability of nuclear material are on the world, the international cooperation it will take to secure that material and prevent it from coming into that hands of terrorists. >> so it is material as well as existing weaponry? >> that is right. it covers both sets of concerns. >> and then you take -- what level of know how it is concerned, how you put things together. >> that is right. >> in the u.s., we are concerned nowadays more worth -- correct me if i'm wrong. a suitcase bomb? >> and improvised
is cooling, we look at what the slowdown means for u.s. corporate earnings, and the global economy. >> susie: and one company is making a big push into china, marriott international, a look at its latest earnings and strategy. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r.!" >> tom: markets were clearly disappointed today the federal reserve does not seem ready to act right away to boost the economy. minutes from the fed's june meeting show only a few policy makers wanted to expand a bond buying program known as quantitative easing to lower interest rates and boost the economy. but as darren gersh reports this is now really a question of timing. >> reporter: the fed was not willing to give markets an immediate monetary fix, but the latest readings from its policy making committee show a couple more lukewarm reports on the labor market might change that. >> and if these employment reports are still weak like this last one, i think a strong case could be made for the fed to expand its balance sheet and try to support the economy more. so, at that point it will be clear that the recovery has stalled
will not hesitate to use chemical weapons -- the assad regime will not hesitate to use chemical weapons if things get worse. we go to the coast of honduras, where cocaine has become the country's curse. and running for gold. how an olympian overcame the odds to compete for america. >> when i look at where i came from, i have to pinch myself. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. tonight, the fighting in syria appears to be moving closer to the center of the capital, damascus. over the past couple days, clashes between government forces and rebel fighters have taken place in the southern suburbs of the city. now, even more worrying, syria's for ambassador to iraq, who defected last week, said that forces loyal to president saleh saad will not hesitate to use chemical weapons. -- syria's former ambassador to iraq, who defected last week, said that forces loyal to president assad will not hesitate to use chemical weapons. >> international diplomacy is struggling to find a way out. in these pictures, activists say people are trying to flee heavy shelling in damascus.
the vatican versus u.s. nuns. this really is about the future of how we interpret the message of the second vatican council. >>> and islamic art, in present and former arab lands. >>> major funding for "religion & ethics newsweekly" is provided by the lilly endowment, an indianapolis basededvate family foundation, dedicated to its founders and christian religion, community development and education. additional funding provided by mutual of america, designing customized, individual and group retirement product. that's why we're your retirement company. the estate of william j. carter. the jane henson foundation and corporation for public broadcasting. >>> welcome, i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. thousands of political leaders, doctors and activists gathered in washington this week for the biannual international aids conference, held for the first time in the u.s. in more than 20 years. at a georgetown university summit timed to the conference, religious groups highlighted the role of faith-based efforts in combating the disease internationally. mega church pastor rick warre
weapons and would use the myth based with a foreign attack. the suspect in the mass shooting in a colorado movie theater makes his first appearance in court. one columbine survivor is faced with tragedy again. >> to live through it twice, it is on real. -- it is unreal. it is not fair. >> forget about the canoing you did at summer camp. bbc is getting in on the act. first up, a ride down the rapids. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. faced with a foreign attack, syria will be ready to unleash its chemical weapons. that was the warning from the assad regime that served as the first public acknowledgement country possesses such materials. it comes as fierce fighting continues in damascus. our correspondent reports from the border crossing between syria. >> there are huge numbers of heavily armed government forces in this northern city determined to stop the rebel army capturing the country's commercial center. outnumbered and out-gunned, the fsa occasionally scores remarkable successes. these pictures cannot be verified, but they're said to show heavy equipment ta
the u.s. leaves. >> i think the execution of women particularly without due process even with due process it is a crime against humanity and the international community should act accordingly. >> president karzai has strong words but he needs to match the words with action. unless change comes from within afghanistan then we will continue to see more of this. >> is it possible, though? you know, change? i mean, one really hopeful development i saw recently is that the taliban lives and breathes by poppy breeding of poppy plants and turning them into heroin. and there's more they are switching to grow offing of spices which is more lucrative for the farmers. is there any other way to cut the funds to the taliban so that these creeps crawl back into the holes where they belong and die? >> i think the international community can and should put pressure on afghanistan to the extent that we can. but ultimately, there is cause for hope because after this event, over 100 men and women took to the streets of kabul, afghan men and women saying not in our country we demand justice and right
monetary fund says the u.s. economy is recovering, but it's still very fragile. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, armed with an i.m.f. report issued today, christine lagarde warns that u.s. policy-makers must be careful not to overdo debt reduction. >> to bring the debt under control, action needs to be taken over a period of time. that is not just next year. that is going to extend for the next ten years. it needs to be gradual, not so contractionary that the economy folds. >> woodruff: we have an update on efforts across the country to recover from wildfires, extreme heat, and power outages. >> brown: susan dentzer of the journal "health affairs" answers questions many of you are asking about how health care reform will work, now that the supreme court has weighed in. >> for somebody who is running a small business, what does this new health care plan... how does that impact future business owners? >> brown: margaret warner interviews mexico's new president-elect, enrique peÑa nieto, about drug war violence and relations with
. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. religious groups are among those expressing sorrow and outrage over the shooting massacre at a colorado movie theater on friday. president obama called for a day of prayer and reflection for the victims and their families. in other news, as the international community continued to wrestle over a response to the growing violence in syria, religious leaders intensified their calls for more humanitarian aid and an end to the crisis. a catholic archbishop inside syria urged world leaders to "speak with one voice" in order to bring about peace. meanwhile, the united nations says the number of syrian refugees has nearly tripled since april to more than 100,000. u.s. civil rights groups this week filed a federal lawsuit challenging an unmanned drone attack that killed three american citizens in yemen last october. extremist cleric an war al awlaki, his son and samir khan, a propagandist for al qaeda were all killed in the american drone strike. the u.s. says the mission was part of the war against terror. but the civil rights groups s
us. a conversation with erin brockovich coming up right now. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it's the cornerstone we all know. it's not just a street or boulevard, but a place where walmart stands together with your community to make every day better. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: erin brockovich is a long time and our mental and clean water advocate who inspired the film featuring julia roberts. the film is playing in select cities. here is a scene from "last call at the oasis." >> every single state has e-mail me with some sort of problem. 25,000 inquiries in one month, to the point where i have started to create a map and what is staring us is we still have 700 more entries to input so we're able to start connecting the dots to get some kind of -- there is some money accounts -- so many accounts of contamination. >> you have a fish kill here. we have lost over 1 billion fish. there were buried on the beach with bulldozers. >> we would take a glass of water and it would smell like diesel fuel. my life is
with former u.s. secretary of state colin powell. the decorated four-star general has a new book that focuses on the lessons he learned along the way about life and leadership. the new book is called "it worked for me." will talk about the american wars abroad, the crisis in syria, and the 2012 presidential race, of course. we are glad you could join us. the conversation colin powell, coming up right now. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it's the cornerstone we allit's not just a street or boulevard, but a place where walmart stands together with your community to make every day better. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: it is an honor to welcome colin powell back to this program. the former secretary of state and decorated four-star general is a best-selling author, whose latest book is called "it worked for me." he joins us from washington. secretary colin powell, good to have you back. >> good to be here, tavis. tavis: and a string some questions in the news, i guess that does not surprise you given the world you have
in damascus but in syria as a whole. they are wrong to underestimate us. >> these street fighting pictures and damascus were not filled by rebels, they are from state television. a tacit admission by the regime of house serious situation has become. -- of how serious the situation has become. the violence has crept in from outlying districts like these. last night, the barracks of the presidential palace were set ablaze. this morning's blast was a place presume to be a secure stronghold. >> this sent a message to the regime that the hands of the syrian people can reach any one side of damascus and even bashar al-assad. he is not safe anymore. >> but the regime still commands a powerful and ruthless security apparatus. this is worrying to the rest of the world. >> this is a situation round of the spinning out of control. for that reason, it is extremely important that the international community, working with other countries, have concerns in that area, have to bring maximum pressure on assad. >> the opposition smells victory. they have been celebrating the attacks as most have lost faith i
of the least corrupt countries in terms of democracy. for us, democracy is part of our culture. when we do the things that a democratic state is expected of, it is because it was easy for us because it was already part of our culture. >> part of the culture? i am reading about botswana and i read transparency, openness, stability, and as you mentioned, the least corrupt country in africa. this is part of a culture, huh? >> yes, it is. we have a system which is like an open court. there are disputes that we can settle there. there is a plaintiff and a defendant. everyone and anyone is allowed to sit there. men and women. the chief presides over the gathering and this would be a case between the plaintiff and defendant. everyone is allowed to comment. is it for the plaintiff or for the defendant? no one will be told that their point is not important. that is real tolerance. then, now, we also use this as we continue to use it traditionally for disputes. >> so, anyone could bring a case? >> anyone and everyone can bring a case. your average village has no less than 10 or 12. now, the minister
: conditions in much of u.s. have been hot and dry. and we're not just talking about the weather. the first six months of the year were the weakest for wall street deal-making in nearly a decade. >> even with the spate of deals that occurred today. we are still trending for possibly the first down year for u.s. m&a since 2009. >> reporter: it's not for lack of cash. corporate america has over a trillion dollars sitting in the bank, prtiesrevengen wr oee70ks of net income. >> m&a is very confident-driven. and i think most of the global corporations are not confident in their business models. >> reporter: they're concerned about the weak global economy, given the crisis in the eurozone, and slowing growth in emerging markets. here in the u.s., growth is stagnant, and many companies are waiting to see the results of the november elections. so, bottom line: don't read too much into today's flurry of deals. >> i can't say that there's any bullish indicator, other than the fact that we are heading into the summer months, which are traditionally slow. >> reporter: no one is predicting a big surge in
it called a terrorist damaged a power station here. activist said security forces used mortars and attacked. shooting was reported in a main street right in the heart of damascus. in other parts, things seem to be fairly normal. the main centers of the regime's power have yet to come under attack. the free syrian army is calling its operation at damascus volcano. after 16 months, the uprising has finally arrived in the capital. >> to libya, the national forces alliance looks to of done very well. in contrast to a neighbor in -- neighboring countries, islamist parties are trailing behind. here is our correspondent. >> ever so slowly, the results of libya's first democratic elections in more than 40 years are being declared. thus far, a moderate technocrats is edging ahead. he was propelled on the world stage after the fall of gaddafi. welcome to warmly by nicolas sarkozy and other global leaders. western educated and english speaking, he was credited with attracting support. he was one of the first high- profile defectors to the national transitional council at the beginning of the revolutio
for ibm, big blue's earnings top forecasts, while revenues fall short. tech analyst david garrity joins us to talk ibm, and preview what to expect from google and microsoft. and ben bernanke says he still has tools to boost the economy, we look at just what's in the fed's tool kit. that and more tonight on "n.b.r.!" "nightly business report" is brought to you by: captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: ibm boosted its outlook for the rest of the year, after second quarter earnings topped forecasts. ibm earned $3.51 a share, well above last year, and $0.09 above analyst estimates, but at just under $26 billion revenues fell short of expectations. >> ebay posted better than expected. earning a penny above estimates. revenues jumped 23% to almost $3.5 billion. enthusiasm about tech earnings helped wall street make strong gains earlier in the day. the dow rose 103 points and the nasdaq 32, and the s&p up 9 points. for more, david garrity joins us. the tech analyst. david, it's really interesting that at a time when ceos have been warning about earnings and revenues coming down for the rest of t
out how to adapt to the growing use of mobile technology. nearly all of facebook's revenues come from advertising, and that's more difficult with smaller screens. that's part of the reason facebook shares have gotten crushed-- they're down nearly 30% from the offering price of $38 in may. but some analysts still think the stock's a "buy." >> i think making money on facebook ultimately comes down to their ability to monetize mobile. it's almost binary. if they figure out a way to make money, the stock will be very successful; if they don't, then the stock will underperform the market. >> reporter: for now, many investors remain skeptical. when facebook went public, it had a valuation of $100 billion. now, it's closer to $60 billion. erika miller, nbr, new york. >> reporter: i'm diane eastabrook. still ahead--i'll tell you how the weber company is still keeping the grilling industry on fire after 60 years. "nightly business report" is brought to you by: captioning sponsored by wpbt >> tom: "whatever it takes to preserve the euro. with that phrase, the head of the european central bank h
's good to have you with us. several major decisions from the supreme court this week. five of the nine justices voted to uphold president obama's healthcare law, saying the law's individual mandate is legal. religious groups were divided over the legislation. some had called healthcare reform a "mol imperative" while others worried the law would allow federally funded abortions. faith communities had also lobbied hard around arizona's immigration law. on monday, the court struck down three parts of that legislation. but, it left in place the requirement that local police check the immigration status of people they believe could be in the country illegally. in another case, the justices ruled against mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles convicted of murder. they said courts should have discretion about imposing that punishment. for more on the religious reaction to these decisions, patricia zapor of catholic news service is here and so is kim lawton managing editor of this program. welcome to you both. >> thank you. >> pat, the health care decision, what do you hear?
us at: captioned by media access group at wgbh masterpiece is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. we are pbs. >> welcome to the program, tonight ratan tata chairman of the tata group and judith rodin president of the rockefeller foundation on the occasion of the presentation of the lifetime achievement award from the rockefeller foundation to ratan tata. >> when you live in a country where there's such disparity of income and such disparity and prosperity, you cannot help but feel that you cannot ignore the millions of people that sometimes struggle for just staying alive. in that you need to do something to not to hand out-- but to bring life back to them. so i think what has been happening in enlightened companies is do something for the communities around where you are operate. >> rose: we conclude this evening with jane harman, former congresswoman from california now president of the woodrow wilson center. >> i think the way to solve the terror threat against us is to win the argument. and how do we win th
celebrated for south africa. tell us a bit about it. >> freedom day comes as a hard one for the overwhelming majority who, by definition, are the black party. it comes as the result of a long hard stratifies and struggles. it comes after long years of imprisonment for nelson mandela. it comes for -- comes after 50 years of exile for many south africans. and it comes after years of arkansas association, of national unity, and forgiveness. -- years of segregation, working for national unity and forgiveness. >> turn the clock back a little bit for us and tell us a little bit about growing up in south africa in the 1960's and 1970's. >> my recollections are far more in the 1970's. but i can into south africa in the 1970's were my parents had been absolutely distant. is the ticket in which nelson mandela would go to jail. -- is the decade in which nelson mandela would go to jail. when many would go into exile. there is the killing of people in places like soweto. the assassination of the president of the african national congress. people go into the 1970's in a very fearful moment. the generation
condemned the use of attack helicopters in the area. our correspondent and cameramen are there and send this report. >> they have been celebrating victory in part of aleppo city. it is certainly premature. the rebels and residents say they have reason to cheer. >> the rebels have brought us here to show some of the damage they have brought against the government tanks. a design of the -- it is a sign of some of the fierce fighting that has taken place. this is what has happened to the army's first counter-attack. that does not mean the rebels have won. they say they control 70% of the city. that is unlikely. the view from state tv is very different. >> in a roundup of troubled spots, it said government forces could gain the upper hand across syria. this is what state tv is not showing. what activist says is the city being pounded. nor are they showing the shelling anin homs. we cannot verify this footage. residents tried to get children to safety. it appears to be a gruesome discovery. the media activist whose films this claims these were summary executions. president bashar al-assad is
and led the arab spring, a bit in it, if we can use the phrase in that whole part of the world. >> absolutely. tunisia led the revolution and for me as a tunisia i think barry revolution is not done -- it is done once we reach a real democracy. that real democracy, we are building it now. , but the idea of one country leading to the end, and we of the first country now to draft a constitution, the first country that had elections and we will be the first country that will have another election by march. so, the idea ois to take this energy we had from the revolution and to take it until the day we will reach the real democracy. >> are the people optimistic? the worddon't think fits now because it is really a time of uncertainty. we don't know what is happening exactly. we are not seeing how will be the future. but if i could speak for myself, yes, i am optimistic and i have been optimistic even under ben ali's regime so it is not now i am giving up my hopes and optimism. i am optimistic because i see people fighting every day in that country to make this story a success. that i
gharib. stocks may be in rally mode, but the u.s. economy is stuck in the mud. we'll look at why growth slowed in the second quarter. >> tom: and after months of hype, the london summer olympics are finally here. how it could impact the u.k. economy even after the games end. that and more tonight on n.b.r.! wall street was on a stimulus high today. stocks surged sharply, as investors and traders are counting on central banks in europe and the u.s. to announce moves next week to stimulate the global economy. here's why they're feeling confident. the heads of france and germany said today they are ready to take bolder steps to deal with the region's debt problems. in a statement they said they determined to do everything to protect the euro area. their comments came a day after the president of europe's central bank said he was prepared to do quote "whatever it takes to preserve the euro" and to ease borrowing costs for spain and italy. all this comes as federal reserve chairman bernanke has been hinting that the fed is stands ready to stimulate the u.s. economy and policymakers could do
at immigration and the u.s. economy. >> susie: that and more tonight on n.b.r.! another disappointing drop in retail sales, a sign that the u.s. economy is limping along. it's the third month in a row that retail sales fell and that. retail sales fell 0.5% in june. analysts were expecting an increase. not since the height of the financial crisis has there been a string of declines from the retail sector. erika miller reports. >> shoppers didn't just spend less at department stores, auto dealerships, and furniture stores. spending fell in june in almost every category. that's not the only worrisome sign. when retail sales fall three months in a row, it can sometimes signal recession. but that's probably not the case this time. >> the retail sales report was disappointing. it reflects ongoing slowdown in the global economy, ongoing weakness in the u.s. economy. it should come as no surprise when you see businesses not willing to add significant quantities. >> reporter: today's retail data did prompt some economists to downgrade their estimates for 2nd quarter economic growth to close to 1%.
the globe take action to boost their sagging economies. should more be done in the u.s.? >> susie: i'm susie gharib. getting new medicines to market faster. speeding up the government's drug approval process. why investors and patients are on board. >> tom: and "made in america" tonight, a craft beer company brewing up a national expansion. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: the global economy was the hot topic in markets around the world today. central banks in europe, the u.k., and china announced moves to boost growth. the european central bank lowered interest rates to an all-time low. china cut several key interest rates for the second time in a month. and the bank of england held its rates steady, but said it will pump billions of dollars into its economy through a new round of bond buying. here in the u.s., some hopeful signs for the weak job market. private employers added 176,000 new workers to their payrolls in june, stronger than the previous month. and the labor department said the number of people filing for unemployment benefits dropped by 14,000 in the past
the the government while the u.s. blasts china and russia for vetoing a u.n. resolution. >> of the security council has failed utterly. in its most important task on its agenda this year. this is another dark day in turtle bay. >> the suicide bomber it targeted a bulgarian bus full of israeli tourists. a video emerges the day after the deadly attack. he has overcome the odds after emigrating from cuba, now this u.s. gymnast is hoping to power his way onto the podium in the london olympics. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. tonight, there are fast-moving developments on the ground in syria while the united nations veto has drawn a harsh rebuke from a western powers prefers fighting continues in damascus the day after the attack which killed three of the president's inner circle. rebels say they are in control of key border crossings. >> syrian rebels seize one of the crossings into turkey, dismantling the portrait of president bashar al-assad. something similar was reported on the border with iraq. it is a sign of great weakness. rebel fighters are still shooting in the
on the judo mat, now this american is hoping his moves will bring home a gold for the u.s. in london. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also a around the globe. tonight, the city of aurora in colorado remains in a state of shock after one of the deadly shootings in recent history. it was at a midnight showing of the new batman movie. the gunmen held a gas canister into the movie theater and then opened fire. he has been identified as james holmes, a 24-year-old graduate student. 12 people were killed another 69 injured. >> it was after midnight, but like thousands of theaters across america, this suburban cinema was sold out for the first showing of the new batman blockbuster. >> oh my god. >> the horror of it was captured on people's mobile phones. half an hour into the film, a man dressed in black, wearing a gas mask and a bulletproof jacket let off a smoke canister and then opened fire with an assault rifle, shotgun and pistol. at first, people thought it was a stunt linked to the movie. some died in their seats. dozens were injured as they tried to flee. >> i was right there in
.j. dionne analyze the week's news. >> suarez: a follow-up to our recent story about smart meters used to monitor energy use. spencer michels reports on california activists who want to ban them. >> pacific gas & electric one of the nation's largest utilities has had to fight a coalition of people who suspect, among other things, that smart meters may be bad for your health. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: once again today, americans absorbed the news of a mass shooting-- a dozen dead, at least 59 hurt or wound. it happened inheof cy it aur
. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. will the federal reserve soon have some new medicine for the struggling u.s. economy? we talk with former fed vice chair alan blinder. >> susie: and the nation's airlines look to raise ticket prices. bad news for passengers, but will it help profits? >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! we begin with some tough questions today for treasury secretary timothy geithner about the bank interest rate-fixing scandal. in 2008, geithner was head of the new york federal reserve. he sounded an early warning with british and u.s. regulators about weaknesses in the bank-to- bank lending rate known as libor. it's a key global interest rate and one which traders and banks are accused of manipulating. darren gersh reports members of congress aren't convinced geithner did enough. >> reporter: back in the spring of 2008, geithner says he sent a detailed memo to the bank of england warning that it needed to reform the way british bankers came up with the libor rate. >> we were aware of the risk that the way this was designed created not just the incentive for banks to und
to fight for it, so to us, that was a recipe for disaster, and something which could cause major trouble in syria and beyond. that is buy what i have been saying let's stop this policy of sort of frontal attack on the government and let's try to put it together and one missing link in this whole setup so far, including kofi annan's effort is the opposition, numerous pleas to them and numerous conversations with them in various formats, very few have dialogue with the government. >> rose: we conclude this evening with kurt andersen, the novelist and author of true believers. >> i have never read a book about the late sixties that did two things i wanted to do, one, show how the early -- how the lives in the early sixties became lives in the late sixties, how adolescents who went from 12 to 18 in exactly that decade, how that worked, and then i was also interested in looking back at it from the future, so it skips back and forth from the present to the past, to have some, a long view of what was that all about. >> rose: vitaly churkin and kurt andersen when we continue.e rla rfunding for c
forecast. global strategist nick colas joins us with an update. i.p.o.s were a brightspot. strong market debuts today from palo alto networks and travel site kayak. a look at whether i.p.o.s are making a comeback. and just two years ago, president obama signed the dodd frank financial reforms into law. a look at how that's changed the financial landscape. that and more tonight on "n.b.r.!" two new tech i.p.o.s debuted on wall street today and investors gobbled up shares of both, despite a wave selling in the broader markets. online travel company kayak software gained 28% to close at $33.18 a share. kayak upped its i.p.o. price last night and raised $91 dollars with the offering. meanwhile, shares of the security software firm palo alto networks soared almost 27 percent in their market debut. today's offerings cap off a busy week for i.p.o.s and suggest the market for new deals is back. suzanne pratt reports. >> reporter: two months ago, facebook and it's feeble public offering cast a dark shadow over the i.p.o. market. deals were pulled and investors got nervous. kayak software was supp
on the developing situation in egypt and beyond, u.s. republicans tillis john mccain has just returned from observing that elections in libya. let's start by talking about egypt and how positive are you about that country's transition to democracy. >> i think it is very concerning an obviously a very fragile situation. we want to be very careful how we intervene in this very fragile situation. we always knew that in the case of egypt it might be one of the most difficult of all the countries that have been involved in the arab spring. with them and has been two steps forward and one step back, and maybe two steps forward and two steps back. but i think we should do everything we can to help them get through this crisis without intervening on either side right now. >> how can you help them get through the crisis? what should the u.s. do? it is something the u.s. has been wary of in the past. >> we need to respect the egyptian elections. they fundamental factor. there is significant aid that comes from the united states, both military and nonmilitary. there is the issue of the imf loans and o
us here? the bankers are saying -- this will make it more difficult for us to do our job. making it hard to function as banks with economies growing. >> he said they are done apologizing, but that this is the kind of scandal the leaves the public wanting more regulation to stop this from happening again. >> the wall street journal just had a conference of cfo's around the world with unprecedented levels of cash in their companies. they have of for a few years. why is that? you hear from them and we cannot be sure that there's going to be another banking crisis or financial crisis and we will be able to go to our banks for funding in the future. we are putting this cash on hand just in case. this latest scandal is not going to dull the concern in any way. >> talking about the financial crash, which this seems to be wrapped up in, they are downgrading the american growth prospects and numbers will be watched carefully in the white house for more signs that the recovery is fragile. >> that is right. it was noted that this was in part because of what is going on in europe. problems t
so much for sitting with us. >> thank you for having me. >> what brought you to the attention of the government over there in yemen? >> i would like to say they did not really pay attention to me as an activist and a woman because they did not pay attention to women in a country, and that as a privilege because we can do our own activism and spoke -- focus more on our work. but when they contacted me, they said that this is what we need to do. they were watching what hosni mubarak was doing in egypt and were thinking what we -- what needed to be done. but they've were not honest with that. they just wanted to observe the anger. so, that did not work. i would answer your questions setting it is social media. i was working as a journalist g. i have been working as a journalist for six years and i never heard a comment from them, but once i started using social media as a journalist and i started to share the information i had and the documents i had, that is how they paid attention. >> what were you posting? what were you saying on your reporting on the internet? >> i was postin
threat against us is to win the argument. and how do we win the argument? we have to live our values. we have to show kids who are about to decide whether to strap on a suicide vest that if they don't do that, we are helping to provide opportunity in their countries. >> rose: ratan tata, judith rodin and jane harman when we continue. >> funding for charlie rose was provided by the following:. >> additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> for almost 100 years the rockefeller foundation has been a world leader in philanthropy and global dome this week they are hosting their second annual innovation forum, leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors gather to address the most pressing-- ratan tata will receive a lifetime achievement award for his work in philanthropy, chairman of the tata group a family run global conglomerate that has been giving back to india since its founding in 1868. since becoming company chairman in 1991 he has run the group's charitable efforts
'm tom hudson, "n.b.r."'s diane eastabrook joins us to talk mcdonald's; from earnings to europe and rising food costs, the outlook for the fast-food giant. >> susie: and we kick off a week long look at cyber security, focusing on the big business of protecting you online. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> tom: stock markets around the world staged a sharp sell off today, led by losses in europe. fears continue building that spain might need a full-scale bailout. here in the u.s., stocks sold off earl b off early, but pared back the losses by the closing bell. the dow tumbled 101 points, it had been down, as much as, 240 points earlier in the session. the nasdaq lost 35, the s&p was down 12 points. erika miller reports spain's troubles now include the country's regional governments. >> reporter: valencia, spain has long been known for two things-- paella and its large port. but lately spain's third largest city has garnered unwanted attention as the first spanish region to seek a bailout. six others are in danger of following suit. >> it's worrisome, in the sense if t
and my sister to get to a hospital. she was so focused on us getting short, us getting help, so she walked, she walked with us, and that is the last thing she did. she walked us to the hospital, and then she passed away. three months in a hospital, three months later, we got adopted, and then really my life started again. it is funny in life. the worst thing that can ever possibly happen to you can also be helpful in a way. that was our ticket out, and i would never forget that, what our mother did. i feel with the work i do now, i honor that. i represent that village in everything i do. tavis: she walked. she walked for days. she walked about 75 miles. 75 miles she walked with two kids to make sure she save those lives. do you recall, do you have any memories? >> i do not. i have not seen a picture of my mother, and i talked about that in the book, but i know that woman. she may not have a lot of money, but she has a lot of wealth in dignity. she is strong, slim, and she wakes up at 2:00 in the morning and walks or two hours to get clean water for her kids. she can make a meal bett
-2500 people in the u.s. generally speaking a disease as rare if it afflicts fewer than 200,000 people. many of these diseases are genetic. but in truth, there's nothing rare about rare diseases. >> conditions like for instance, hearing loss or deafness, there's many genes that can -- in which mutation can lead to hearing impairment. but in one specific family an individual single gene will be responsible. so in the mixture of the phenotype of how many people can have hearing impairment it's not as rare as people think it is. the same goes for conditions like developmental delay or even birth defects. 2-3% of all children are born with a major birth defect no matter where you do the studies around the world and that is a significant% of the population. they have different kinds of birth defects and the individual birth defect might be considered a rare defect like the general heart defect or kidney defect. but actually there is many children that are born with birth defects. >> here in the u.s. there are more than 7,000 rare diseases affecting 25 million children and adults. studying the dna
in years. it is called "after hours." we are glad you joined us for our interview with glenn frey, coming up. >> every community has a martin luther king boulevard. it's the cornerstone we all know. it's not just a street or boulevard, but a place where walmart stands together with your community to make every day better. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: we're back with part two of the conversation with glenn frey. it was not supposed to happen this way, but sometimes you get a conversation that is so rich and inspiring and you want to spend more time with a great guy. we have a wonderful collection of standards and classics, and you will want to hear how he puts his own spin on this classics o stuff. we were in the middle of a story last night that i could not stop. you were talking about the heat is goneon. take of the story. >> i never thought i would get a song in beverly hills cop. they sent me this tape, and it sounded like something i might do, so i sang background vocals, and i did not think too much of it, and when the movie cam
of 7%. and chrysler was the u.s. star, sales jumped 20%, on strong sales of its jeep and fiat brands. toyota, honda, and nissan also firing on all cylinders, the trio posting double-digit sales gains. only a year ago, they had few cars to sell, as inventories were hobbled by japan's earthquake and tsunami. analysts say the average american car is now close to 11 years old, and people are in the market for replacements. >> pent-up demand that's out there is still seeping through, even though we have some economic conditions that are holding back pent-up demand and keeping us from getting to pre-crisis levels here in the united states. >> susie: morningstar expect sales of about 14 million cars and trucks this year. that's getting closer to the record set in 2000. shares of the big automakers rose slightly in today's shortened trading session: gm up over 5%, and ford adding 2%. we have technical analysis of ford stock on our web site, you can find it under the "blogs" tab with michael kahn. "nightly business report" is brought to you by: captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie:
help us understand the extraordinary announcement coming out of geneva last week about understanding matter. >> it's an elusive, invisible stuff. you don't see it. you have to find some way to access it. and the proposal-- which now seems to bear fruit-- is if you slam protons together, other particles, at very, very high speed, which is what happens with the large had dron collider. >> rose: and you can only do that with a collider like this. >> exactly. and you can sometimes jig this will invisible... sometimes flick out a little speck of this molasses, which would be a higgs particle. so people look for that little speck of a particle and now there's evidence that it has been found. >> it is the thing that explains to us how our fundamental particles got mass and it's a piece of the puzzle and now that we have this we can move on from here and maybe it isn't even a standard model higgs. maybe it's something more exotic. that remains to be seen. >> rose: what would be another big question this might help us understand? >> well, there are a number of questions. one of the questions
: wall street could certainly use another topic to focus on, what with europe dominating headlines for weeks. earnings season is likely to provide that distraction. but it's also likely to make many investors unhappy. that's because s&p 500 firms are expected to report only a 5.5% gain in second quarter profits. a few months ago, the number was a healthier 9%. >> it's very worrisome, because companies have already given a lot of negative pre-announcements. in fact, for every one positive pre-announcement, we've received three negative pre-announcements, which is the weakest showing since the fourth quarter of 2008. >> reporter: making matters worse, a big slice of the s&p 500's q-2 gain will come from one company, apple. the other 499 names in the s&p are dealing with a host of problems, including a slowing u.s. economy. on top of that, there's europe's big debt crisis and the emerging slowdown in china. >> double-digit growth in china has now shrunk to about 8%, and while that's still a great number, companies just can't rely on those outstanding sales numbers they were getting fr
analyst fred cannon tells us why he's still recommending j.p. morgan stock and what to expect in the second half of the year. >> susie: and you may be one of millions of americans getting a health care rebate. we'll tell you why. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r.!" >> tom: j.p. morgan's trading mess lost much more money than first thought-- nearly $6 billion. that's almost triple the original estimate. still, the nation's biggest bank still managed to post a $5 billion profit in the second quarter. including items, earnings per share were $1.21, while down from a year ago, that's well above wall street estimates. suzanne pratt has the story. >> reporter: j.p. morgan had so much news to explain to wall street it held a two-hour analysts meeting here at company headquarters today after it released its earnings report. here's what c.e.o. jamie dimon had to say about the bank's big blunder. >> we are not proud of this moment, but we are proud of our company. we are not making light of this error, but we do think this it's an isolated event. one of the reasons you do hold ca
broadcasting. >>> welcome, i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. the season of denominational conventions continued this week. issues around homosexuality were controversial at the presbyterian church usa's biennial general assembly in pittsburgh. church delegates debated a proposal to rewrite the church's definition of marriage. proponents advocated changing it from a union between one man and one woman to a union between two people. in a controversial decision, the pcusa narrowly rejected a proposal to sell its stock in companies it says aids the israeli occupation of the west bank. several jewish groups opposed the measure, saying it would have demonized israel. >>> the episcopal church began its general convention in indianapolis. the denomination meets every three years. this time, representatives are debating internal restructuring and budget problems, and several issues surrounding sexuality. >>> meanwhile, the u.s. catholic bishops wrapped up their fortnight for freedom campaign on july 4th, but promised to keep fighting against what they see as threats to religious li
forecast out of europe, out of china, even out of the u.s. so fell us where you see the demand. >> well, we expect 7% demand goals this year. we also expect that the-- we see a very strong regional premium which show there is a tight innocence the market. where is that coming from? it's coming from aerospace. we have aerospace market these days with eight years of order backlog that's very substantial. and it's going toa while. we also see surprises here in the u.s., particularly coming from the automotive industry. and that's doubly positive for the aluminum industry because on the one hand we have seen so far in this year a 15% growth in automotive demand here in the u.s., very nice. in addition to that, we see that the amount of aluminum used in cars is going up. because lightweighting is the name of the game. emissions are coming down. consumers want to spend less money on their fuel and that's why they are going for. an on top of it there are new emissions regulations there, so this is all coming together. these are some of the right spots. >> susie: well, certainly you have been getti
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: the u.s. economy grew at a sluggish pace in the second quarter this year as americans cut back on spending. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> warner: and i'm margaret warner. on the newshour tonight, we get two views on what the lackluster numbers mean about the strength of the recovery. >> woodruff: then, we update the colorado shootings as court documents reveal the suspect was being treated by a university psychiatrist. >> warner: as the games begin in london, ray suarez examines what host cities get out of the olympics. >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> warner: and we close with the scandal that's rocked beijing, after the wife of a chinese official is charged with murder. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: bnsf carnegie corp and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your
vera off course? as the u.s. marks the fourth of july, it is its decline and not achievement that marks the country. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and elsewhere around the globe. it seems only fitting that on this fourth of july, which start with this story of discovery. after a question of nearly half a century, scientists say they have found a particle which may be the use of so-called god particle, the higgs boson, and it may be time to put the champagne in the refrigerator. >> it is a discovery about the fabric of the universe that will go down as one of the greatest in science. in a giant underground facility near geneva, observers have found the key to matter. in the circular tunnel, they have identified a new kind of particle, as predicted nearly 50 years ago by a british professor, peter higgs. today, he was in geneva, at an emotional announcement of the discovery of the higgs boson. >> i want to congratulate everyone on this tremendous achievement. for me, this is really an incredible thing that happened in my lifetime. [applause] >> the scientists hunted for it by f
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